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Tuesday, March 4

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Ethan Stiefel will not renew his contract with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Programming is in place through to the end of 2015, including two world premières.

Stiefel’s last season will feature Allegro: Five Short Ballets, which opens in Auckland on July 30. Stiefel’s fiancée, Gillian Murphy, who is the RNZB’s principal guest artist, will dance in Allegro. The RNZB says it hopes to continue its association with her in the future.

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An international search for a new artistic director was currently underway and the RNZB Board hoped to fill the spot by September.

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James Whiteside, Gillian Murphy, and Kevin McKenzie visit with the Queensland Ballet.

The ABT's August/September season is its first time to Australia, and Whiteside said it was a great opportunity for them to connect with Australian dancers.

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A review of the San Francisco Ballet by Rita Felciano for danceviewtimes.

After six performances of the "La Bayadère's" Shades scene, it is perhaps understandable that the Corps was fatigued by the rigorous disci pline of that descending zigzag line of arabesques and penchées. It was not until the block groupings center stage that the ensemble found its common voice and redeemed itself, but also reminded us of what could have been. So it was left to two relatively recent works, Christopher Wheeldon's so very fine 2010 "Ghosts" and Yuri Possokhov's "Firebird" (new production in 2007), a work originally created in 2004 for Oregon Ballet Theatre, to make this matinee at least partially successful.

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